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Hooray March 13, 2017 07:00

Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather's Summer Vibes collection. I must say, I am officially out of this collection. I've used most of my stash so I'll need to buy some more because this is one of my favorite collections by Pretty Little Studio.



For this layout, I decided to use journaling cards for my background. I used Just Nick Studio's Doodle Daisy Background digital cut file for the bottom of the layout.

I love using sketch pens on my layout. It's so easy to do and totally fun! I used the cut-apart tags for my journaling. And to help pull the layout together, I used the flower die cut with a few buttons from Jillibean Soup. Since the buttons were initially a brown color, I used chalk ink to change the color!I added the yellow Rub-on from my stash to the journaling card to make it pop. LOVE how it looks. You can hardly tell it's a rub-on.

 
 
 
Pretty Little Studio Summer Vibes Journaling Cards/Sandy 3x4, Let's Go Outside, Vellum Tape/Festival, Cut-Aparts/Summer Labels, Wood Flags/Cut-Aparts/Summer Days, Die Cut/Fuchsia, Here Comes the Sun/Stickers/Think Positive, Wonderland/Stickers/Snow Cream, Other: Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Transparency Word: Pinkfresh Studio, Buttons: Jillibean Soup, Ru-ons: American Crafts
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!

 


ABC Layout September 15, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here on the blog today sharing a school themed layout.

I really like using my Silhouette Cameo with the sketch pens so I thought I would use the Outline Alphas Cut File and my black sketch pen and draw the alphabet design onto white card stock.  It needed some color so I inked inside each letter with some distress inks.  

Cut Files Used On This Layout

Outline Alphas

 

 


Sunshine And Happiness September 03, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a layout of my daughter and I last week when she can to visit.  We don't get to see each other much because she lives far away so when we get together I try to take photos.   

I used the Retro 50's Background Cut File and instead of cutting it out on my Silhouette Cameo, I decided to use a black sketch pen and my Silhouette Cameo and let the machine draw the design on the white card stock.  Then I went a little crazy and hand stitched on top of the sketched design with with lots and lots of hand stitching and then embellished with some coordinating sequins.  My daughter definitely is my sunshine and because she sparkles, I thought the sequins would be perfect to add as an embellishment.

Cut Files Used On Layout

Retro 50's Background

I hope I have inspired you to put a different spin on the Just Nick Digital Cut Files and use them with sketch pens. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 

 


Superfecta of Cut Files June 07, 2016 07:00

Hey there Just Nick fans! Suzanna here today to share my latest project with you. This week, Nicole has challenged a few of us on the design team to use four or more of the Just Nick digital cut files on our projects! That's quite the superfecta!! It was a challenge for me but I did just that!

To create the above layout, I used the following 4 digital cut files from Just Nick;

This was a bit of a challenge for me as I like the elements on my layouts to have purpose or meaning. There needs to be some relevance to the story, not just elements thrown on there for the sake of having more. Each of the 4 (or more) cut files needed to be on the layout for a reason.

The Let It Shine Background and the "innards" of Radiate combined to make the sun - easy, no problem there. The new font, Script Font, I used a sketch pen with then cut out the outline of the file with my Silhouette for the title. Then the "today" file folder from the File Folders collection served well as a tie in. As the file is cut from a multi colored patterned paper, it served well to tie the multiple elements and colors together.

I love how the title "sunshine" turned out using a sketch pen and then digitally cutting that file! It took a bit of manipulating to get the individual letters to weld but fortunately Nicole leaves lots of "extra" on the letters. This additional swoosh, allows you to either cut or overlap the swoosh of the letters to create a symmetrical word. I can't wait to do this again and use my watercolors or Gelatos within the pen outline!

Today I challenge you to create a layout using 4 or more Just Nick digital cut files on your next project! Thanks for stopping in today!

 

 


Meet Me in Tahoe and Sketch Pens! May 11, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!

Melissa here with you today and I've got a page that utilizes sketch pens and a cut file from Just Nick! I've had my Cameo for over 5 years now and have always wanted to try out the sketch pens but, just never got around to getting some. Now that I have them, it's one of those moments that has me constantly saying, "why didn't I get these sooner???"

Nicole has created several cut files that I think work so perfect for the sketch pens! One of those is the Delicate Florals file. Let me tell you, it was fascinating watching the sketch pens go to work. Because I hadn't used them before, nor had I viewed any tutorials (I like to fly by the seat of my pants and try things out on my own!) I wasn't sure how the pens would interpret the lines and overall design of the cut file. 

It created a beautiful outline of the flowers for me to color in. Fun!

Before I go much further, I want to let you know that I created a process video for the page I'm sharing with you today. It's less than 10 minutes and you get to see my entire process of coloring and building the page around the florals. If that's something you like to view, you can check it out here:

If watching a video isn't the way for you, no worries! I'll still show you a few details of my page. Here it is in its full glory:

 

You can see how I utilized the florals to help balance out the page. I also pulled some florals from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection used, to help bring the floral element together. 

When I'm creating, I do a lot of pushing around with papers and figuring out how different patterns and colors look when layering. It's a fun, and sometimes exhausting, process. If you choose to watch the video, you'll see that in its full glory. 

To color in the florals, I used my Pitt Artist Pens from Faber Castell. I love these pens. They are india ink so, they give a really cool stained look and are easy to blend.

Here are some close up shots of my page:

I used one other cut file - the geotag and right here phrase are from the Around the World cut file group. So cute and fun for those vacation and travel pages. 

Do you have sketch pens? Get them out and have some fun! They really do help stretch the use of your cut files!

Cut files used: Delicate Florals, Around the World


Grow some YUM! Cut files and Sketch Pens March 30, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

When I saw the Fancy Floral design in the store, I thought it would look awesome done with Sketch Pens on the Silhouette!  

 

I wanted to experiment a bit to see how the pens would do over layers of paper, and here is the result:

 

 

I layered some papers on the background and made sure to measure where they were on the page.  In the Silhouette Design Studio, I added my file to the same area on the page and then ran the layout with the papers glued on through my machine with the pens.  

 

I have to say that I am surprised at how well it came out!  One thing I noticed, however, is that on the third layer of paper, there are some spots where the pen dragged a bit because the layer was too thick.  But it is hard to notice with this particular design.

 

If you don't have sketch pens yet, you should really try them out!

 


Playing with Sketch Pens January 28, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone. This is my first post for Just Nick's blog and I am so excited to be here. I've owned a Portrait for two years now and I am hoping to use it more this year! I love how versatile the Silhouette Portrait is. There are so many things you can do with this cool little machine if you're willing to try new things.

When I found out that I made the team, I ordered two new mats and some sketch pens. I've been wanting to try the sketch pens for some time now, but thought it would be too complicated. Little did I know how simple these pens are to use. Really. All I had to do was pop the blade out, insert my sketch pen and tighten the grip. Then I just changed the setting to "sketch pen" and I was done. So easy.

I decided to play with the Rosette Background. I thought it would be perfect with this photo that my five year old took of me at the park just a few weeks ago.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I was able to inspire you to give sketch pens a try!


Loving Life June 26, 2015 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today. I have a couple of layouts to share with you today because I have been having so much fun with the JustNick cut files. Did you know Nicole keeps adding more files every week! I see something new and want to create something with it right away, lol.

On this first one I used the Simple Scallop Strips above the photo. But the start of this layout is that Crazy Daisy Background cut file. I first used a black Silhouette pen on the cut file, then I went back and cut portions of it again in different pattern papers. The sketch pen marks are my guide for placing my pattern papers.

I also used the Life cut file for my title. I love the scripty writing.

This next layout I created for Cocoa Vanilla but I love it so much I wanted to share it with you here too. That XOXO background cut file is fabulous! On this layout I cut just the outside with vellum. Then the XOXO background was cut from black cardstock. This way I could layer my cuts, placing sequins underneath.

My last layout was also created for Cocoa Vanilla using the All Boy cut file.

I arranged the words where I wanted them on this layout and cut them directly out of my pattern paper. Then I cut the title again from black cardstock. I placed various pattern papers behind the cuts with the black lettering on top. It's a really eye catching title!

I hope I have inspired you to try a JustNick cut file or two :) 

Thanks for stopping by.